Here's a peak at what I bought Aug 29 2015. All of it is from Sobeys. I spent $61.97 total, $1.97 over budget.
Flour $4.99 saved $2.30
Butter chicken sauce $4.49 saved $0.50
Cranberry juice $4.32
6 pack of Pepsi $4.71 saved $2.30
Chocolate chips $3.69
Spaghetti x3 $3.00 saved $2.37
Macaroni x3 $3.00 saved $2.37
Apple sauce x3 $5.07 bonus Air miles
Cheese & cracker snacks x4 $5.00 saved $0.56
Pudding cups x 4 $5.00 saved $0.56
Cheese $7.99 saved $1.80
Soy milk $4.62
The new Sobeys' receipts with savings confuse me a bit but it says I saved $29.46 or 32%. I image that's the additional savings as compared to other (local?) prices. By my math I saved approx. $12.75 or about 20% with sale items.
I could have skipped the cranberry juice (used my various powdered mixes), the salsa (don't need it for any recipes at the moment), 1 apple sauce (thought I needed an extra for a recipe), mixed my pasta purchases (instead of getting 3 of each). I could have saved an estimated $9.00.
Some recipes I'll make with these ingredients:
- Butter Chicken (with chick peas in place of chicken)
- 3 batches of Zucchini chocolate chip muffins
- Macaroni salad
Edit Sept 4/15: I forgot to buy toilet paper and ended up buying ice cream, pop, and soup as well. Futz.